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Buckwheat poisoning: Buckwheat is a herbaceous plant which bears fruits that can be dried and made into a flower. Some people are susceptible to certain chemicals (fagopyrin) in the plant and exposure to direct sunlight after eating the fruit results in skin irritation. Generally a large amount must be eaten to elicit such a reaction. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Buckwheat poisoning is available below.
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Prognosis for Buckwheat poisoning: Usually the skin redness resolves after a few hours but the skin may remain sensitive to temperature changes and friction for a few days.
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